Tuesday, April 15, 2014
APRIL 15 KATE MIDDLETON'S ROYAL TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND
Yesterday, every one's favorite Royal, Kate Middleton, completed her Official Tour of the Southern Pacific with an exhausting fortnight in New Zealand. While we couldn't possibly chronicle all the amazing accomplishments of the the Duchess, here are seven stops we thought you'd want to know more about:
Kate Visited a War Memorial. When Royalty visit a new place, the first stop is to always to a cemetery or war monument. Once there, the princess is escorted to a special place. Then, she bows her head solemnly for ten minutes. Finally, she lays a ceremonial wreath on a grave. Hence, Kate's first stop in New Zealand was the War Memorial and Clock Tower in Blehnheim. She looked great in a smart, powder blue Alexander McQueen dress and coat.
Kate Played Cricket. In Christchurch, the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Royal Cricket Club. This is important, because New Zealand is hosting the World Cup in 2015. While there, she played an 'impromptu' match against William. We here at the DUNER BLOG are not savvy about Cricket terminology, but she "bowled one off stamp and managed to strike it to mid off." As you might know, Kate is extremely athletic and can even play volleyball in heals!
Kate Went to Church. Yesterday was Palm Sunday, so Kate, kid and hubby all went to a service in St. Paul Cathedral Church in Dunedin. The proud family arrived early and were seated in the front row next to esteemed clergy. Who cares? What did Kate wear? Okay... she had on an aquamarine dress with a matching hat. Both were designed by New Zealanders Emilia Wickstead and Jane Taylor. No word yet on the shoes...
Kate Went to Hospital. As with fellow rock-stars and pro athletes, Royals always have to go to a hospital to meet with sick kids. This photo-op was a meet-and-greet at the Rainbow Place Children's Hospice in Waikato. an 'Mad-Hatter's Tea Party was held in her honor. Who cares? Kate wore a jade green Erden coat over a Suzannah dress with black heeled shoes. Stunning!
We here at the DUNER BLOG give Princess Kate an A+ for her whirlwind trip to New Zealand. She showed poise, grace, humor and wit. And...of course...the best fashion imaginable. Hooray for Kate!